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Flu shots offered to military, dependents

With the annual flu season right around the corner, officials with Winn Army Community Hospital are reminding military family members and retirees to get vaccinated.

November 01, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Ludowici helping to fight breast cancer

Ludowici Mayor Myrtice Warren signed has proclaimed Oct. 15-19 as Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness Week.

November 01, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Eating right is aim of course

Do you want to learn how to save money? Shop for the best food buys? How about finding out if the food you buy is nutritious or not. You can learn these things and earn a certificate from the University of Georgia and the only cost is your time. Contact Alexzine Goosby at your local county extension office at 876-2133 or by email: uge3179@ uga.edu

November 01, 2007 | Liberty County Extension Office | Living well


Couple working toward new MS treatment

Eileen Park of Hinesville is ready for the day when she can feel normal again. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1990, she is hoping to receive a new treatment in the near future that may help her lead a more active lifestyle.

November 01, 2007 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Living well


GeorgiaCares orientations set

Two free volunteer orientations will take place Nov. 7 at the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center in downtown Brunswick at 127 F St.

October 30, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Baby medicine yanked from markets

WASHINGTON (AP) - Drug makers pulled cold medicines targeted for babies and toddlers off the market Thursday, leaving parents to find alternatives for hacking coughs and runny little noses just as fall sniffles get in full swing.

October 27, 2007 | By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press Writer | Living well


Flu shots offered beginning this week

Want to avoid the flu bug this year? The best protection you can get is your annual flu shot.

October 25, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Tests look for stroke, osteoporosis

Residents living in the Hinesville area can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke.

October 25, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Lead poisoning prevention class

With so many recent toy recalls due to lead-based paint and materials, parents may be eyeing their child's toybox with anxiety. Often, they look to nurses, environmentalists, and the health department for answers. That's why the Coastal Health District is offering a free lead poisoning workshop called "Lead Poisoning: The Silent Epidemic." The workshop will be held Oct. 26 and is open to area nurses, environmentalists, and other health professionals who want a better understanding of lead and how it impacts children.

October 25, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Breast cancer awareness week in Ludowici

Ludowici Mayor Myrtice Warren signed has proclaimed Oct. 15-19 as Breast Cancer Prevention and Awareness Week.

October 25, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Prepare now for flu season

At first, it's just a feeling that creeps up on you, that achy and tired sensation. Then it hits you.the sore throat, fever and chills. You suddenly realize this horrible feeling is the flu.

October 20, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Drive-through immunizations Wednesday

The Liberty County Health Department will host a drive-through immunization clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

October 18, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Free clinic for women in Ludowici

The Southeast Georgia Health System Wellness on Wheels vehicle will make its Long County debut during the Women's Day on Macon Street at the Long County Health Department, 57 North Macon, St., Ludowici.

October 16, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Wound Care Center opens in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK - Patients in need of outpatient rehabilitation or wound-care services now have a convenient location for treatment without having to travel far from home.

October 11, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


Spanish class for health-care professionals

Infants can develop iron-deficiency anemia unless they are breastfed or drink iron-fortified bottle formula for their first 12 months.

October 11, 2007 | Staff report | Living well


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Paying it foward with food and love

These days, many businesses say they're community-focused, and plenty are true to that claim. Being engaged with our neighbors is actually good business, because if a community isn't thriving and healthy, its businesses will struggle.

November 16, 2014 | By Jennifer Cabe Special to the Courier | Living well


Art show inspired by injustice, hope

A show described as "a colorful passport to the world" is on display until January at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery.

November 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Exercise may reduce arthritis pain

BRUNSWICK - Physical movement is an effective way to relieve arthritis pain, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Yet arthritis often is one of the reasons people avoid physical activity.

November 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Bryan EMS raises $1,000 to fight cancer

For the second year in a row, with the help from the community and partners, Bryan County Emergency Services raised awareness for breast cancer as well as $1,000 for a donation to Susan G. Komen of Coastal Georgia foundation.

November 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Overly involved parents stunt kids development

Why are young adult children emancipating so much later than they did in 1970, when the average age of male emancipation - independent living, paying one's own bills - was 21?

November 16, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


5K benefits mental-health services

Seventy-two participants raced around Hinesville on Oct. 11 in the second annual Healthy Hinesville 5K to benefit local patients with mental-health problems and build awareness for the services that support them.

November 02, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss | Living well


Diabetes Awareness Day in Long County

Diabetes is a disease that sometimes can be forgotten. But in the United States alone, there are over 26 million people living with it and another 79 million who are at risk of being diagnosed with it.

November 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Living well


Amerigroup farmers market at Regency Park

Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia brought an old-fashioned farmers market to the Hinesville Housing Authority's Regency Park Apartments last week.

November 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


'Aerobathon' showcases YMCA

The Liberty County Armed Services YMCA showed that it is more than just a gym and swim when it held an aerobathon earlier this month.

November 02, 2014 | By Michelle D. Golden Correspondent | Living well


New treatment for breast cancer

AUGUSTA - One of the first-known oncogenes has a protein partner that helps breast cancer proliferate, and when it's blocked, so is the cancer, scientists recently reported.

November 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Make healthy changes one small step at a time

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu offered this thought thousands of years ago.

November 02, 2014 | By Dr. Maria Malcolm Special to the Courier | Living well


Spanking not essential; can be effective

It's time once again for me to clarify my position on spanking. I arrived at this reluctant conclusion because twice in the last week, I've been informed that I believe in it, which is not exactly true.

November 02, 2014 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Pharmacy marking 30th anniversary

RICHMOND HILL - Richmond Hill Pharmacy will celebrate its 30th anniversary next week with giveaways of a Kindle Fire and $30 gift cards, free hot dogs, drinks and popcorn, as well as the annual sidewalk sale, Christmas open house and 11th annual health fair. During the celebration event, which is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7 at 2409 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill, pharmacists and staff will be present to answer questions and administer seasonal flu shots as well as pneumonia and shingles vaccines with a doctor's prescription.

November 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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